My first though was “Ministry Machine” but wise people talked me out of that. It was too specific, too long of a name for twitter, and just kind of dumb to be honest.
A friend of mine asked me this question.
“What is your favorite title ever?”
About that time we had an intern who had been a swimmer for me years before. While everyone else called me “Shef”…she still called me “Coach.”
The staff thought it was funny and cute. I loved it.
It took me back to summer mornings on the pool deck watching the kids work hard and get better. It took me back to swim meets where our work was put to the test. It took me back to putting my arm around a kid who had a bad day and celebrating with others who had just done what they never thought they could do.
Her “nickname” for me made me realize the answer to my friends question.
I loved the idea of being the “Coach.”
And the name for the blog was available. So, that’s what we did.
Since then I have been under some pressure to start a Coaching Group.
I started last summer with 6 guys and I’ve got to tell you…I love it. I looked forward to our Fridays together and catching up with our 1-on-1 phone calls.
I will be starting the last CoachShef Coaching Group this June.
After this Coaching Group, all of my coaching will take place under my new site, www.uthmin.net
If you’re interested in joining this CoachShef Coaching Group, please click HERE
Thanks so much for all your support and encouragement.
I’ll be back Thursday with some more content.